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Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
at the white house late today to avoid the fiscal cliff. but no deal, asanger builds across the country, the clock is ticking. just four days left before taxes go up for all americans and federal programs see major cuts. we've shown you the math here. the average american household would see their tax bill go up nearly $3,500. this evening, president obama telling congress, the american people are watching what we're doing here. he appeared in the briefing room a short time ago. let's go right to jon carl tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are finally signs of life here in washington. after meeting with congressional leaders here at the white house, the president pronounced himself modestly optimistic that a bipartisan agreement can finally be struck that would prevent taxes from going up on virtually everybody in just four days. >> reporter: aftereeting with the congressional leaders, the president said there would be one more effort to come to a bipartisan agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. and
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
washington. tonight, no deal. lawmakers are taking this country over the fiscal cliff. as one senator said today, something has gone terribly wrong when the biggest threat to our economy is our congress. let's get right to abc's chief white house correspondent jon karl covering this every step of the way. jon, many angry americans watching all of this. >> reporter: well, david, they just blew it. it is now clear that congress will fail to pass by midnight tonight something to prevent virtually everybody's taxes from going up. they have known for more than a year that tonight was the deadline and they just blew it. the deadline to prevent that massive $600 billion combination of tax hikes and spending cuts will be missed. but the scramble continues. to try to get a deal done and passed over the next day or two, that would put the tax cuts, at least, back in place retro actively. and today, they sure seemed close to a deal. >> i can report that we've reached an agreement on all of the tax tsh -- the tax issue. >> reporter: and even though the deal was not finalized, the president seemed
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
cut a deal as that fiscal cliff nears. now just six days until higher taxes for all americans. and tonight, a white house official is placing the burden of not getting a deal on leaders of congress. one official saying the hits from our economy are not coming from outside factors, they're coming from congressional stupidity. some members of congress do return tomorrow. these comments come just as barbara walters prepares for her "nightline" special tonight. her sitdown at the white house with the president and the first lady. and tonight here, some rare personal questions answered about their own relationship and their girls. one of whom just got her first cell phone. >> reporter: i want to talk a bit about the girls. we have been watching them grow up from little girls to young ladies. now, malia recently got her first cell phone. do you monitor it? and see who she calls or who she texts? >> i give my daughter, at this age, i give her a long rope. you know, and there is monitoring, because we have rules, but monitoring may be, you never know when i'm going to walk in your room and i'm going to definitely ask you, who are you talking to, are you talking about
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
near that fiscal cliff, will there be a deal? also tonight, an abc news exclusive. barbara walters at the white house. asking michelle obama if she'll run for office next. and a personal question, too. >> how do you keep the fire going? >> hmm. that's a good question. >>> made in america. the great christmas challenge. >> i know, i know your show. >> she knew, and so did thousands of others. tonight, the big reveal. the videos you sent in, the made in america gifts you put under the tree. and the ones that didn't fit. >> merry christmas, david! >> how you're creating joy and jobs this christmas. >>> and caught on tape. the adorable pet dog stolen, about to be sold. you won't believe what happened next and what we witnessed today. >>> good evening on this wednesday night. and we hope you had a merry christmas. diane has a few more nights with her family, and what a night to stay indoors. across much of this country tonight, a massive winter storm and already, the ripple effect being felt coast to coast. the monster storm system stretching from indiana to maine, all the way to north
Dec 31, 2012 5:30pm PST
over the fiscal cliff. what the lack of a deal in washington mean for her business here in the bay area. >> people walking down the street, shooting people. all that. it's ridiculous. >> a sad, familiar refrain in oak lntd. a parent outraijd by violence that took the life of her child. good evening, i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. tonight police are looking for suspects in the city's 131 murder of the year. gunshots tookt life of a 15-year-old jabril jordan, killed while walking with her friends in east oakland. nick smith is live with more on the investigation. nick? >> good evening. the chief says this case hits close to home because the victim is only one year older than his own daughter. he says he and his department are using every available resource to find the shooter, and anyone connected to the crime. >> she's a good girl. a sweetheart. >> the 15-year-old was shot and killed in east oakland yesterday. making her the 12th oakland teen to die as the result of gun violence this year. >> they said he just came out november where. and... just, and they said he was t
Jan 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
certainly worried about the market reaction. washington went over the fiscal cliff last night, triggering tax increases for virtually everybody. and despite some hopeful signs very early this morning, we are still in a free fall. it sure looked like a done deal. >> the yeahs are 89. the nays are 8. the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: after 2:00 a.m. this morning, the senate approved a bill to prevent massive tax increases from going into affect today. the kind of overwhelming bipartisan vote almost never seen anymore. >> so, it took an imperfect solution to prevent our constituents from a very real financial pain. but in my view, it was worth the effort. >> reporter: finally, it seemed, washington was working. vice president joe biden and republican leader mitch mcconnell hashing out the deal late last night. >> really very good about how this vote is going to go. >> reporter: he had reason to smile last night, but today, that late night deal hit a wall of republican opposition in the house. hastily leaving a meeting of house republicans today, eric cantor, the second highest ranking republican in the house, announced even he was opposed. >> i do not support the bill. >> reporter: house republicans objected because the bill including virtual
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)